Masculinities and COVID-19: Making the Connections

Masculinities and COVID-19: Making the Connections provides an evidence-based overview of key issues in relation to men, masculinities, and COVID-19, setting these within a gendered approach. It explores the impact of COVID-19 on men and women in different social groups and sets out principles and recommendations for policymakers and other decision-makers to take masculinities into account to create effective responses to the crisis. The report was written between May and July 2020, during the pandemic, and is therefore a snapshot of evolving events in different countries at a particular point in time. The evidence presented focuses more on the experience of higher-income countries, such as the United Kingdom and the United States. This reflects in part the high death rates in these countries at the time of writing, but there have also subsequently been dangerous increases in cases taking place across the world, including in the Americas, South Asia, and parts of Africa.

Read the key findings here.

Read other papers in the “Making the Connections” series:

Masculine Norms and Violence: Making the Connections
Masculine Norms and Men’s Health: Making the Connections
Masculinities and Preventing Violent Extremism: Making the Connections
Masculinities and Trauma: Making the Connections(forthcoming, 2020)